Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #4

2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

RED BUD home of Larocco’s Leap hosted round 4 of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Buchannan, MI. This historic venue hosts the 4th of July race each year, known for its huge parties in lot B, Red Bud never disappoints.

250MX

Derek Kelley #73 had a race day plagued with bad luck. From bike troubles in qualifying to a crash in Moto 1 and a DNF in his attempt to race Moto 2, things could have gone better.  Through all the turmoil Kelley fought hard and gave 100% in an effort to salvage what he could from the day.  His Moto 1 crash left him with a separated AC joint, but he is hopeful to be back racing this weekend at Southwick.

450MX

Matt Hubert #647 had to line up for his first Consolation Race of the year.  Only the top 36 riders qualify straight through, the remaining riders must race for the final four spots in the Consolation Race.  Hubert placed first and secured a spot on the gate for the days Moto’s.  He enjoyed the deep loam and sand that makes up the Red Bud track and was thankful for the learning experience and great time with fans.

The TPJ Racing team looks forward to the remaining 8 rounds and thanks all our sponsors and fans so much for your continued support.  Together we are helping young riders on their Professional Journey.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross #3

2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

Returning to the schedule this year is the historic High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA. Rain threatened race day, but the skies held off long enough for 4 fantastic Motos.

250MX

Derek Kelley #73 rode strong during practice qualifying 24th.  The Motos proved challenging for him, crashing on the start and having to work his way through the stacked pack of talented athletes all vying for the top spot.  In Moto 2, Kelley was sitting around 37th place but used the final few laps to push his way forward securing a 33rd place finish and a 30th overall for the day.  Derek’s comment from the weekend “It definitely wasn’t the weekend I wanted to have a Highpoint.  I know where I should be and this definitely wasn’t that.  I know what I need to change moving forward and I’m hungry for redemption.  Huge thank you to everyone that brings it together…”.

450MX

Matt Hubert #647 qualified mid-pack for race day but couldn’t find the rhythm to put together two solid motos.  Matt took to Instagram following the race with this statement: “Wow High Point did not go well for me.  Felt uncomfortable all day and never got into a rhythm with the track.  Gonna use this weekend off to really go back to the drawing board and get prepared for Red Bud. Sorry to all my sponsors this season, pretty crappy start but it isn’t over…”.   Hubert hasn’t given up yet, we are going to see a whole new rider come Red Bud.

Need inspiration? Look no further then these two TPJ Racing team riders.  Their passion and drive is commendable.  Look for BIG things from both of them the remainder of this season and beyond. Breaks in the racing provide riders/teams the opportunity to rest, recover and reenergize.  As frustrating as the season seems to be so far for Kelley and Hubert, they know it’s not over yet; both riders are looking forward to a reset and top 20 finishes at Red Bud.  See you all there.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 1 & 2

After a brief interval from racing, the TPJ Racing team is excited to be back for the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.  Joining the ranks this season are Matt Hubert in the 450MX class and Derek Kelley in the 250MX class.  Derek, who is new to the TPJ Racing team is excited to be on board and looks forward to a successful Outdoors season. 

Fox Raceway in Pala, CA hosted round 1 of the series. Derek Kelley suffered a crash 2 days prior to the race during practice and was unable to attend.  Matt Hubert qualified just outside of the top 40, but a DNF from another rider during Moto 1 allotted him a spot in Moto 2.  Hubert was riding well until a slight error caused him to crash and DNF his moto.

Thunder Valley in Lakewood, CO was the Mile High host for round 2.  Matt Hubert sat out this round to heal up from the previous weeks crash.  Derek Kelley road well qualifying 35th overall.  Kelley had a phenomenal first race leaving with a 20th overall by way of a 17th and 20th in his Motos respectively.

Kelley and Hubert had a rough start to the season, but the upcoming weekend off will provide a much-needed reset.  Heading into round 3 at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA, the entire TPJ Racing team is excited to have two healthy riders on site to make their mark on the 2021 season.  The goal is to qualify then work towards dual top 20 finishes.  We hope to see you there.

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2021 Supercross Review

As the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Season comes to a close for the TPJ Racing team, we would like to first express our gratitude to our amazing family of sponsors.  Without their commitment, we wouldn’t be here helping privateers on their professional journey.  So, to each and every one of our sponsors; “THANK YOU”.

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This season the TPJ Racing team raced in 4 different states, 6 different cities and one awesome new venue.   The teams best finish of the year came from Kevin Moranz in Orlando with a 7th in the Main Event.  The Dallas rounds proved to be an overall best for the team, with 3 of 5 riders making the night show.  

Though this season was unconventional, the team feels blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of it.  We look forward to a small few week break before we head into the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series.

KEVIN MORANZ #85

250SX WEST COAST

Atlanta Supercross 1,2,3

To say the 2021 Supercross Schedule has been a bit chaotic would be an understatement.   Here we are another week down, another new residency and this time a new venue; The Atlanta Motor Speedway. This years’ Atlanta residency hosted the 250SX West Coast class; about as far from the West Coast as you can get. 

The TPJ Racing team started out the West Coast rounds with four 250SX riders, in ATL we were down to 2.

Mason Wharton was just shy (by 3 positions) from making the night show in two of the three Atlanta rounds.  He rode hard all year and we know that he gave 100% each time he lined up. We look forward to seeing him line-up for our team in the Outdoors season.

Blaine Silveira has been pushing himself harder each race day in an attempt to get a coveted Main Event start.  At Atlanta #1 and #3, he DNF’d (did not finish) the LCQ’s.  Atlanta #2, was his best finish this season with an 11th place in that nights LCQ.  Silveira’s silly SX season is over, but he looks forward to racing more this year and hopes to come back next year and try his luck again.

Kevin Moranz has been racing in the 450SX class while the 250SX East coast series is on a break to gain additional race day experience.  Regrettably, he crashed during open practice at Atlanta 2 and had to be taken by helicopter to a local hospital. In the end, his injuries were not as bad as initially thought, but they will sideline him for the rest of the season.  Moranz will do his best to heal up quickly so he can make the 2021 Lucas Oil Outdoors season in a few weeks.

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